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Wall Street Journal - Online Animation article

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Wall Street Journal - Online Animation article

Postby Rob Lamb » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:12 pm

* ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
* FEBRUARY 11, 2011

Animation Nation (catchy title)

Quickly made computer-generated cartoons are attracting millions of viewers online. Now, corporations, advertisers and Hollywood executives are taking notice.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704858404576134203647487090.html
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Re: Wall Street Journal - Online Animation article

Postby Charles » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:15 pm

Well, it's a real honor and a tribute to have this Wall Street Journal article entitled after the site, especially in consideration of the subject.

There's something else worth mentioning. One of the people mentioned in the write up has the last name of Lamb.
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Re: Wall Street Journal - Online Animation article

Postby Rob Lamb » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:17 pm

Yeah, two coinkinky-dinks. Not a relation as far as I know. But then again there aren't that many Lambs in the world ... except perhaps in Australia and New Zealand. :D
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Re: Wall Street Journal - Online Animation article

Postby Charles » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:53 am

Thanks for bringing this over Rob.

Man, it's great to see an article on the Wall Street Journal about this subject and have it entitled "Animation Nation".

It's fitting, since it deals with much of what we've been talking about over the years.

How much more independent can you get then for just about anyone to be able to create a cartoon in a matter of hours and have it out and about on the Web instantaneously.

As an example of what's being described, check out this topic on AN which I started last Friday.

It's about a simply, indeed I'd say crudely animated music video that went viral on YouTube.

http://animationnation.com/community/vi ... f=4&t=1143

Another positive coincidence, my topic concerning the music video was posted the same day the WSJ article was published.

It's a new day and a new world in the field of animation.
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Re: Wall Street Journal - Online Animation article

Postby 9oldmen » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:08 pm

This is kind of off topic, but just fyi, there is a Timothy Lamb who is an artist who is pretty well known at Dreamworks. He did a lot of work on "Monsters vs. Aliens" and "Megamind".
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Re: Wall Street Journal - Online Animation article

Postby Charles » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:32 am

Still excited about this article. To have this appear in the Wall Street Journal is a thrill. The content is intriguing enough, but the title of the article is a thrill.

For those that haven't read it yet, here the first couple of paragraphs....

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Animation Nation

Quickly made computer-generated cartoons are attracting millions of viewers online. Now, corporations, advertisers and Hollywood executives are taking notice.

By ELLEN GAMERMAN

Last fall, television actor Richard Ruccolo sat down to make an animated movie about life in Hollywood. Twenty minutes later, a frustrated actor and a clueless talent agent, played by two cuddly-looking stuffed animals, strolled across his computer screen.

Within two days, people were watching Mr. Ruccolo's cartoon at talent agencies, management firms and TV studios around Los Angeles. A viewing of the short briefly brought work to a halt in the writers' room at ABC's "Desperate Housewives." Mr. Ruccolo said he was introduced at a party to Chuck Lorre, the executive producer of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," as "the guy who made the agent video." In an email, Mr. Lorre said he thought the video was "pretty inside and very funny." Mr. Ruccolo looks at such videos as "electronic business cards."

On the heels of Twitter, blogs and YouTube videos, do-it-yourself animation has emerged as the latest form of self-expression online. These days, anyone looking to make fun of their boss, unleash a rant or comment on the latest news can quickly create a cartoon, thanks to a crop of animation websites. And corporations, advertisers—and Hollywood executives—are beginning to take notice.

Read the rest here.
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Re: Wall Street Journal - Online Animation article

Postby Charles » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:11 pm

I'm damn proud of this.

From the Wall Street Journal Online - February 11, 2011

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Animation Nation

By Ellen Gamerman

Quickly made computer-generated cartoons are attracting millions of viewers online. Now, corporations, advertisers and Hollywood executives are taking notice.

Article here.
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Re: Wall Street Journal - Online Animation article

Postby Rob Lamb » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:37 pm

It is dead on what Animation Nation is all about.
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